Artful American Cuisine – from the hearth, made with our hands, right here in Evanston! Combining ingredients you can pronounce into dishes you can’t resist. Honey butter fries, hen of the woods roasted mushrooms, or crispy herb roasted chicken with mousseline mashed potatoes – we aim to create what you crave.

Come with family, bring a date, or invite your whole social squad! Next of Kin Restaurant is a place to gather and enjoy good food, good drink, and good company.


Our Chef

In one of the toughest businesses in the world, Chef Marco Bahena is a standout for his talent, passion, commitment and kindness.

He got his first taste of the culinary world while working as a prep cook and dishwasher at his uncle’s Michigan restaurant. After graduating from Chicago’s Kendall College, Bahena sought opportunities to travel and work in Europe, beginning in the culinary epicenter of Basque Country in northern Spain.
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Happening at the Restaurant

Toast New Years in the Neighborhood!

Featuring over a dozen bottles of bubbly, Chef Marco’s favorite holiday dishes, champagne infused desserts, & more!

PRO TIP:  Book late & stay through midnight for a complimentary champagne toast & honey butter fries!

Have somewhere to be?  We get it.  Book between 4:30-5:30pm & receive a complimentary eclair for everyone in your party!


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Our warm private event space is ready to be customized for you. Whether hosting a rehearsal dinner, baby shower, birthday party, or office luncheon, invite your guests to gather & enjoy with Next of Kin Events!

Next of Kin Catering provides everything from delivered catering to full-service, in-home events. Whether hosting an elaborate birthday party or bringing lunch to a small business luncheon, we’ll do the work for you! Our menu covers breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert & features seasonal specials. Party packages & online ordering available.

Find Us

625 Davis St
Evanston, IL



Brunch 11am – 3pm

Happy Hour 4pm

Dinner 5pm

Closed Tuesday

Saturday 10-11pm
Sunday 10-9pm